Faraday’s Cage is a new bakery cafe on Gore St just south of Johnston St. Strategically it is perfectly placed, roughly halfway between Fatto a Mano on Gertrude St to the south and Babka and Rustica near each other on Brunswick St to the north. No one in Fitzroy should be more than a few blocks from artisanal pastry.
Their BLT on brioche with fries was a very satisfying lunch. The fries had been dusted with a herb, perhaps oregano, which made them particularly delicious. The coffee was good. I’ll be back to buy some potato bread, and every kind of pastry, very soon.
Its located in a refurbished warehouse type building with a soaring ceiling and a large kitchen and baking area on one side and on the other side a group of tables. Unfortunately accessibility is very poor, at least from the Gore St entrance, as you step up a big step the enter then immediately go down three large semicircular stairs to get to floor level. A fully accessible entrance is provided from the rear off Chapel St (where Juddy Roller and La Condesa are).
Since the arrival of the nearby Addict just over a year ago on the corner of Gore and Johnston the Johnston St Food Store has closed, reopened as Filomena and quickly closed again. Faraday’s Cage is well placed to be Addict’s nearest and best competitor.